The Victorian Government is powering ahead in preparation to duplicate 3.5 kilometres of the Hurstbridge line and open two modern stations at Greensborough and Montmorency by the middle of 2023, with big changes happening on the ground.
The once-in-a-generation investment in the city’s north-east rail corridor will allow more trains to run more often, create less crowding on peak services and better connections to public transport.
Crews are making rapid progress on piling works to create strong soil foundations to support the weight of the new Plenty River bridge. Around September, the new 50-metre-long steel bridge will be lifted into place in two sections. Railway Road, which passes under the existing bridge will remain closed until August, before closing again temporarily to safely lower the sections of the new bridge into place.